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Fast Fruit Salsa

Fast Fruit Salsa

Fast Fruit Salsa

We like this refreshing and colorful salsa served with tortilla chips or spooned over grilled chicken. For a fun twist, try stirring in some diced cantaloupe or peaches when they're in season.

Orange-Glazed Smokies

Orange-Glazed Smokies

Orange-Glazed Smokies

I always get rave reviews when I bring these tasty sausages to a party. They can be whipped up in a matter of minutes, and the tangy-citrus sauce is an instant conversation starter. —Judy Wilson Sun City West, Arizona

Pretzel Mustard Dip

Pretzel Mustard Dip

Pretzel Mustard Dip

—Bonnie Capper-Eckstein, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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Cheery Tomato Bites

Cheery Tomato Bites

Cheery Tomato Bites

Cherry tomatoes may be small, but these are full of great flavor. Plus, they add color to any table.—Rev. David Bostedt, Zephyrhills, Florida

Fluffy Strawberry Fruit Dip

Fluffy Strawberry Fruit Dip

Fluffy Strawberry Fruit Dip

"Our family enjoys fruit of all kinds, so this fluffy dip is one of our favorites," writes field editor Virginia Krites of Cridersville, Ohio.

Marshmallow Fruit Dip

Marshmallow Fruit Dip

Marshmallow Fruit Dip

You can whip up this sweet and creamy dip in just ten minutes! “I like to serve it in a bowl surrounded by fresh-picked strawberries at spring brunches or luncheons,” notes Cindy Steffen of Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

Spooky Spider Snacks

Spooky Spider Snacks

Spooky Spider Snacks

These kooky critters feature bodies made of creamy peanut butter simply sandwiched between round butter crackers. Chow mein noodles are ideal as the crunchy legs, and plump raisins act as eyes. They are a great treat for Halloween.—Andrea Chapman, Helena, Oklahoma

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Whenever I attend a potluck, folks always ask me to bring these marks—they've become my trademark. I especially like to prepare them for holiday gatherings.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Color it Christmas with a platter of red and green apple slices piled 'round a bowl of this yummy no-fuss fruit dip! The dip also goes well with strawberries, grapes and kiwi.

Bacon Pinwheels

Bacon Pinwheels

Bacon Pinwheels

In Wichita, Kansas, Janne Rowe whips up these savory rolls with a rich cream cheese, mushroom and bacon filling. The yummy pinwheels will make a scrumptious addition to any buffet table.

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

I tweaked this recipe to please my family, and boy were they glad! For less heat, skip the jalapenos. —Debbie Cheek, State Road, North Carolina
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